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Grimgram

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Grimgram
Technical name:VBS/Grimgram
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It displays a message on screen, connects to two web pages and sends confidential information from the infected computer to the following address: achiel2015@latinmail.com.
Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:May 28, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Grimgram is a worm that carries out the following actions when it has infected a computer: it displays a message on screen, connects to two web pages and sends confidential information from the infected computer to the following address: achiel2015@latinmail.com.

Grimgram spreads rapidly through the following means of transmission:

  • E-mail: It sends itself to all the contacts in the Address Book and to the address in the files with HTM and HTML extensions it finds on the affected computer.
  • KaZaA: It creates copies of itself in the shared direcotry of this program.
  • IRC: It sends copies of itself through these chat channels.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Grimgram is easy to recognize, as when it has infected a computer it displays the following screen:

Similarly, Grimgram also displays the following false error messages on screen. Depending on the language of the Internet browser installed, this message will be displayed in Spanish or English:

  • Error
    Esta Pagina Requiere Controles ActiveX para ser mostrada en su totalidad Presione Actualizar y Acepte
  • Error
    This Paginates it Requires Controls ActiveX to be shown in their entirety
    Press to Upgrade and Accept